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Bird-a-Thon for Kids [Photo Courtesy of Duy Nguyen]

Jack London State Park - Bird-a-Thon for Kids


 Jack London State Historic Park joins with Sonoma Birding to celebrate spring by offering a family friendly birding event for kids 8-15 on Sunday, March 24, from 9:30AM - 11:30AM. The goal for the kids participating will be to discover and identify 20-25 species of resident and visiting birds in the unique habitats of the magnificent Jack London Park.   

No birding experience is necessary. There is limited space for 12 youngsters and 12 parents. An adult must accompany each child.
The event includes a “binocular boot camp” and orientation, the bird watching hike led by Tom Rusert and Darren Peterie, co-founders of Sonoma Birding, and concludes with a tabulation celebration. A customized birding list will be provided for the participants.
"It is exciting to see kids along with their parents getting outdoors, enjoying nature and learning more about our feathered friends,” observed Tom Rusert. “We sponsor birding events throughout the United States and Canada. And Sonoma Valley is a wonderful place to bird and there is an amazing amount of diversity here year round.” Darren Peterie added: “Over 200 adults and kids recently participated in the two Christmas Bird Counts in December and January. Over 170 species of wintering birds were discovered during these events. It is definitely a challenge to discover and identify 20-25 birds in 90 minutes, so this opportunity at Jack London Park is very unique.”
SUNDAY MARCH 24 at 9:30 to 11:30 am BIRD-A-THON for Kids
Meet in the Upper Parking Lot of Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen
What to bring:
Binoculars, spotting scope (optional), comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing, snack, water, a Western Field Guide (optional).
Admission is $10 per person and can be arranged in advance online
(Additional Parking fee is $10 per car and is paid at kiosk upon entering).

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